"It's positive that Max's pace is good", he added. If the start goes well and we gain a position or two, then I don't think a podium is unrealistic as long as we get the hypers [-soft tyres] to lap whatever it is to still do a one stop.
A day after Verstappen half-jokingly threatened to head-butt anyone who asked him about recent crashes, the Dutchman completed the 4.36km lap in 1 minute, 12.198 seconds.
"We have got the pace in the auto to challenge for pole, but we are not really getting the best out of the hyper-softs", said Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff.
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I think around this time is probably 15 weeks until the third week in September, not that I'm thinking about it or anything. Staying in the present, though, Irving raved about the "excitement" that comes with a reloaded Celtics squad next season.
If Hamilton is to secure what would be a record seventh pole in Canada on Saturday the Briton will have to squeeze more out an engine that is at the end of its life, running in a seventh race while going against his Red Bull and Ferrari rivals who will have upgraded power units.
"I guess the fight will be with Ferrari, too early to really know, but I'm sure Mercedes will be really fast tomorrow afternoon".
Hockenheim is back this year but the future is uncertain beyond that and local promoters have said they can not continue without a new deal that is free of financial risk to them.
Stroll, in his second season with Williams, posted the 19th fastest time of 1:14.703, outpacing only his Russian teammate Sergey Sirotkin. I feel like we had one run here, one run there to kind of get it right.
"Looking at the results I was actually pretty happy with how qualifying went", Ricciardo said.
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Trump said: "It's going great". "We didn't have a big screen like you [the media] have the luxury of having, we didn't need it because we had it on a cassette and an iPad".
It was here where he won his first grand prix, back in 2007, and it is a venue where he has gone on to triumph a further five times - including a hat-trick for Mercedes (2015, 2016, and 2017).
"Happy with the progress we made today, " Verstappen tweeted. The main thing was to get through the program, which we did.
But after the dreary spectacle in Monaco a fortnight ago, at least we can rely on one of the finest overtakers in the sport fighting his way back through the field to provide the entertainment this weekend.
The session stopped for three minutes after Carlos Sainz's Renault hit a barrier and spun out, then yellow flags came out when Stoffel Vandoorne broke his suspension after his McLaren touched a wall, ending his afternoon.
Read on for a preview of Sunday's showdown as Hamilton seeks to become the first driver to win four Canadian Grands Prix in succession.
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Lartey said he was never given an explanation for his firing, which he said came at the end of the day on March 23. Lartey wasn't the only records management analyst to complain about the absurdity and indignity of his job.
He has raced in the F2 series the last two seasons and now sits 10th in F2 standings after eight races this year, including a third-place finish at Baku, Azerbaijan.